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Finding Aid to the Jesse Ford Papers, 1974-1975 Coll2014.095
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  • Biography
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Title: Jesse Ford papers
    creator: Ford, Jesse
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2014.095
    Physical Description: 0.1 Linear Feet 1 folder.
    Date (inclusive): 1974-1975
    Abstract: Correspondence, writings, a public testimony manuscript, and a flyer, 1974-1975, from lesbian activist Jesse Ford in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ford was one of the founders of Amazon Country, a Philadelphia public radio program devoted to women's music and lesbian culture.

    Biography

    Jesse Ford, also known as Mary Ford, was a lesbian-feminist activist living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the 1970s. She was one of the founders of Amazon Country, a Philadelphia public radio program devoted to women's music and lesbian culture broadcast on WXPN.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    This collection was separated from the ONE Subject Files Collection, Coll2012-001. Donor and date of acquisition unknown.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Jesse Ford Papers, Coll2014-095, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, November 2014.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of correspondence, writings, a public testimony manuscript, and a flyer, 1974-1975, from lesbian activist Jesse Ford from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Materials document Ford's support for the Philadelphia City Council's Bill 1275, a gay rights bill in 1974. The bulk of the correspondence pertains to Ford's lesbian-feminist radio program Amazon Country.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Correspondence
    Lesbian activists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
    Lesbian writings
    Ford, Jesse